Books  Physical Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences  Sedimentology & Stratigraphy 

Sedimentation as a Three-Component System: Organic Carbon, Carbonate, Noncarbonate

Out of Print

Series: Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences Volume: 51

By: W Ricken

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #53203 | ISBN: 3540573860
Out of Print Details

About this book

Sedimentation as a Three-Component System describes the most common styles of deposition in marine environments as they relate to sediment composition. Three components, organic matter, carbonate, and siliciclastic sediment, may settle concurrently, but at different rates, intermixing on the sea floor to form a particular sediment composition. A change in the flux of one component is capable of relatively diluting or concentrating the other two components, which can be expressed in the characteristic ratio of organic carbon to carbonate in the resulting sediment. The basic concept of this book is to address organic carbon-carbonate associations in terms of depositional inputs and time spans.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Image Analysis, Sediments and Paleoenvironments

NHBS Price: £104.50 $133/€124 approx

Sedimentary Basins

NHBS Price: £85.50 $109/€101 approx

Stratigraphy & Timescales, Volume 1

NHBS Price: £122.00 $156/€145 approx